Wooohoooooooo!!! Happy Friday and Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Edwin Blog hop!! Often we forget about Poor Edwin and opt to only use our Tildas -- I am guilty as well!! So for this Blog Hop the DT at Magnolia-licious wanted to emphasize the cuteness and versatility of Edwin as a motif on our cards.
I am the very beginning of the Blog Hop this time and want you to know that I am so happy you have arrived!!! I hope that you will visit the blogs of each of the very talented Design Team members and see what they have in store for you---lovely cards, sweet stuff, kind words and FUN!!! Since you have arrived at the beginning of the Hop, please make sure that you follow through until you reach the end. All Blog Hop details and information on how you can participate and win prizes are located on the Magnolia-licious HighLites blog site.
For my card I have used Jungle Edwin and Tilda and Edwin Tours bus from the Pet and Animal Collection 2009 and the Traveler Luggage from the So Heavenly, Travel and School Collection 2008 which are all available at Magnolia-licious. In addition, please note that Diana has put together some fantastic "bundles" which are Lazy Summer Days and Surf's Up which are not only absolutely precious but also the best deals in the Maggie universe!!! Please check them out...you will be so impressed with the groupings that Diana has made for you and the delightful extras that she always adds to your bundle!!!!
I used Bazzill CS for the card base, Prismatics Spring Willow Dark and SU More Mustard for matting, and DCWV Safari Chic Matstack DP, which was a special gift from the quintessentially talented Claudia Rosa. My card this time is not only for the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop but also for my DT sample card at Friday Sketchers since I am using the exciting and challenging sketch by the talented and lovely Jacqueline of the Netherlands who is this week's hostess at Friday Sketchers. Gosh! I hope when you finish with the Blog Hop that you can also go over to Friday Sketchers and see the wonderful DT sample cards and will have some time during the coming week to join us there by uploading your card using the same sketch.
On the front of the card I made the right border jungle vine of silk variegated green leaves and gold-colored Modern Romance jungle flowers, stamped Edwin 3 times(2 for the front and 1 for inside), colored with Copics, used dimensional tape for a more pronounced motif. I completed the front with pieces of silk fern, tiny and decorative nickel brads, and a framed sentiment. You will also note that I added a scrapper's floss rope to Edwin's hand because I don't know what that thing is that he is holding AND somebody has to tie the luggage on the tour bus!!! Maybe it's a machete to chop through the jungle????
For the inside of my card I used coordinating DP from the same paper stack. On the first panel I stamped and colored the tour bus with Copics three times...the first 2 I used in their entirety with dimensional tape and the third one was just the tire thingie on the back of the bus. I also used some Diamond Glaze on the windows and Spica on metal parts. I then added the leftover Edwin and put another little rope in his hand. Finally I added some more jungle foliage and tiny brads.
On the jotting panel, I stamped the Travelers Luggage twice and colored them with Copics with a touch of Spica and added them with dimensional tape. I then made a lacing treatment of loopy bradlines and scrappers floss to emphasize the luggage laced on the roof of the bus. I then added my jotting spot and placed tiny brads on all of the sharp corners on the panel. I hope you like my little Safari Boy!!!!
To thank you for your participation in our Blog Hop, I have put together with my card a matching windowed gift bag filled with Safari Spa goodies all in a yummy Chocolate Vanilla Sugar fragrance...gosh that sounds good enough to eat...lol: body butter, body wash, body lotion, body scrub, body soap, bath salt. The inspiration for the windowed gift bag comes from Jacqueline who has some lovely decorated gift bags on her site!!
If you would like to win this set, please leave a comment for me. I will draw a winner on Friday, July 24 at 8PM EST using random.org.
So after you leave your comment, continue on your merry way to see what fun and excitement Sharon has in store for you. I know you will be enthralled because Sharon is unbelievably talented and can make those Edwins almost talk to you!!! In addition she can make that Cricut apparatus (lol) chirp with the very best!!! I hope you will have a blast as you hop along with us and will also join us on this Edwin Challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites where you will get all instructions and prizes to be won!! Have a safe and fun safari!!!! I enjoyed having you drop by and hope that you will come back often...Magnolia-licious hugs and more hugs!!!